WASHINGTON – Heritage Action Executive Director Jessica Anderson released the following statement applauding Governor Greg Abbott for signing S.B. 1, the state’s election integrity bill, into law today.
“Today, Governor Abbott signed S.B. 1, a commonsense election integrity law that includes important measures like voter I.D. requirements for mail-in ballots, protections against ballot harvesting and voter intimidation, and safeguards for poll watchers. Heritage Action is proud to support the efforts of Gov. Abbott and the Texas lawmakers who worked to advance S.B. 1 and secure Texas’ election processes. We are also proud of the thousands of grassroots activists who made their voices heard and testified in support of this bill since day one. Thank you, Governor Abbott, Senator Bryan Hughes, and Representative Andrew Murr for your work to finish this fight to make it easy to vote and hard to cheat in the Lone Star State.”
S.B. 1 includes reforms to strengthen election integrity like voter I.D. requirements for mail-in ballots, protections against ballot harvesting and voter intimidation, and safeguards for poll watchers.
In June, Heritage Action Executive Director Jessica Anderson and Sen. Ted Cruz called on Texas lawmakers to “finish the election integrity fight” in an op-ed that originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle.
In April, Heritage Action Regional Coordinator Rebekah Warwick said “lawmakers in Austin should be applauded” for their efforts to ensure fairness and transparency in elections in an op-ed for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Heritage Action released a statement in June calling out Congressional Democratic leadership for bringing the Texas Democrats who blocked the passage of Texas’ election integrity bill, S.B. 7, to Washington to lobby for H.R. 1 and S. 1.
Hundreds of Heritage Action Sentinels registered and testified in support of election integrity reforms during the Texas 87th legislative session, first special session, and second special session.
Heritage Action invested an initial $10 million into a campaign to support election integrity laws across eight states, including Texas.
Heritage Action Sentinels and grassroots activists have worked hard to advance election laws in the state and have testified at legislative hearings in support of the legislation.
Heritage Action ran a digital ad campaign to educate grassroots supporters about the bill. Read Heritage Action's Myth vs. Fact Sheet debunking the false narrative surrounding election integrity legislation in Texas.